In Fitting Fashion / inspiration
Feb 16, 2013
I just wanted to share a fabulous version of the Cool Cowl Tank made by Jo at Making It Well. Check out her review here. LOVE IT!
Jan 26, 2013
Hi all, I just wanted to share an absolutely superb version of the Belle Bow Blouse made by Susie Homemaker, MD! Check out her blog post and review here and here! GORGEOUS!
Sep 22, 2012
In preparation for my new position as a pattern making instructor at PDA, I spent quite a few hours gathering all the information I could find on basic block development. Developing master patterns, basic blocks, or slopers as some may call them, is one of the first steps in learning about pattern making and how the flat pattern relates to the 3D body form. After graduating from a fashion program, you will most likely never use or make blocks again but the process of it provides many learning opportunities. I have many pattern making books on my shelf so I...
Jun 18, 2012
I was overcome with fond memories recently after reading Maddie's post "What is Leather Tanning?" ( She has some great information and some great videos in that post.) You may already know this but the Fall 2012 Runway shows showed a lot of leather garments. Well, way back in 1994, I used leather in my final collection for fashion school and whether Maddie meant it or not, she expressed some interest in seeing my final collection. So I've decided to show you all some highlights. First of all in fashion school you are required to choose a target market, theme,...
May 09, 2012
Hi! Yes, it has been a while since the last post but I've had a few things going on around here. I just finished doing a short term contract with my previous employer - Kensie. It was really great to see my past coworkers and get a peak on what they are working on for next year. Getting a glimpse back into the fashion production side of things reminded me of how important team work is to the whole system. Nothing would be accomplished without input from all departments-design, tech design, production-fashion is the sum many parts. I've also been...